It was on the Budge fields, spending its time alone, away from the other teal. This is the first Druridge record since 2011, another long-staying drake.
|iPhone-scoped drake green winged teal|
The female type common scoter was back/still on the big pool, but little else of note.
I had a half-hour look on the sea. There are still lots of red-throated divers and an unusually high count of over 50 guillemots. I'm not sure why there are so many guillemots in the Bay this winter. Amongst the guillies and divers there was a red-necked grebe, great-crested grebe and a first-winter drake velvet scoter (which was on its own, well away from the main scoter flock). There were a couple of kittiwakes feeding offshore.
64 green-winged teal
66 greylag goose
67 velvet scoter
68 great crested grebe
PWC Score 85 Points